PowerShell for Windows Admins

May 21 2013   3:49PM GMT

Scripting Games – Filter early again

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Grading the scripts in Event 4 and the one thing that jumps out is the amount of unnecessary data being carried through the scripts

You were asked for 7 properties off 20 random users

Get-ADUser has a –properties parameter. USE it to restrict the properties you return. You don’t NEED all the other properties

Next select you 20 users as soon as possible

get-aduser | get-random

will do that. You can then format just the few properties you need on the 20 objects you have left

FILTER EARLY

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